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6 Useful Apple Watch Apps for the Business Professional

Sandy Writtenhouse 26-05-2015

Many Apple Watch Apple Watch Review & Giveaway The new Apple thing is finally out, but everyone was talking about the Apple Watch long before it was officially announced. Starting at $349 - we take a look, and have TWO to give away! Read More apps were already available when early adopters started receiving their watches in April. With more apps arriving all the time, and only a small amount of space available on the device, it can be hard to know which ones to try or which ones you really need.


Business professionals in particular may have have set their sights on an Apple Watch. Some may want it to keep up with stocks and investments, while others just need to keep up with tasks and ongoing projects.

Today we’re taking a look at Apple Watch apps that any business person would find useful, regardless of their field or specialty.

Evernote (Free)

If you like a standalone note taking app, then Evernote is the perfect choice Get Content Into Evernote Faster With These iOS Apps If Evernote is your digital file drawer of choice, you should know that are a range of handy iOS apps designed to add content to your cloud notebooks without having to launch the app itself. Read More . The app does more than keep you organized with notes and checklists. It syncs across devices, lets you collaborate with work chat and sharing options, helps you track expenses and receipts, lets you attach files and photos, and so much more.


On the Apple Watch you can create notes, set reminders, receive notifications, and search your notebooks. When you open the app on your watch you will see a brief list of recently updated notes. You can then use the microphone to create a new note or search for an existing one.


Clear – Tasks, Reminders, and To-Do Lists ($4.99)

If you like to use an individual task management app, an affordable option with a strong feature set is Clear. This gesture-based task app allows you to record to-do items in separate lists, set reminders, sync across devices (including Mac version) over iCloud, and use themes for personalization.

On the Apple Watch, you can mark tasks complete, create new tasks, and set reminders. Using the microphone option, just tell Clear what to remind of you of next. You will receive your notifications and can view a Glance for upcoming items.

Tempo Smart Calendar (Free) [No Longer Available]

The Tempo Smart Calendar Tempo Is Your Personal Assistant Calendar App for the iPhone I stopped using the default iOS Calendar app when Fantastical was released last year, but in the world of mobile apps, there's no end to new approaches for achieving the same results. Recently released "smart... Read More app finds the information you need before meeting a potential client or for meeting preparation. You can easily locate emails and other documents. Quickly obtain driving directions or flight status if you are traveling. You can also send messages if you are running behind, find an Uber, and create reminders.

On the Apple Watch, you can see your upcoming events, send messages with a tap using the preset responses, and see your agenda for the day. The colorful layout of your agenda lets you know at a glimpse when you have free time. Send messages to all meeting attendees or just one if you are running late.



24me Smart Personal Assistant (Free)

If you are interested in a single encompassing app for your calendar events, tasks and to-dos, and notes, then the 24me Smart Personal Assistant app is a good choice. This app syncs with Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook and Exchange, Apple’s OS X Calendar app, and many others. The app does smart things like using Smart Alerts to notify you if you need to leave for a meeting early due to traffic conditions.

On the Apple Watch, you can view your schedule for the next three days and then look at details of all items. You can see the date, time, if it is set to repeat, and if a reminder was set. Plus, you can set up or edit each of these details right on the watch. Additionally you will receive your notifications and a Glance shows you a summary of your current day.



iTranslate – Translate in 90+ languages (Free)

Whether you are an international business traveler or work with remote staff from another country, the iTranslate app can translate words and phrases 5 Ways to Translate Text on Your iPhone or iPad Until science fiction becomes reality, these are the best ways to translate text on your iPhone and iPad. Read More in over 90 languages. The app has voice input and output (just in case your pronunciation is terrible), dictionaries, favorites, and a history. With the Today Widget you can translate text copied from another app without opening iTranslate.

On the Apple Watch, just open iTranslate, choose the language to convert to, and say your word or phrase. You will then see the translation in the language you picked. The app could not be easier.


Pennies – Personal Money, Budget & Finance Manager ($2.99)

If you have not invested in a paid or subscription-based accounting app QuickBooks Online: Reputable and Easy Cloud Accounting so You Can Focus on Your Business QuickBooks has an established reputation for being the primary, all-inclusive accounting and finance management service for businesses of all sizes. Read More or just want to track some simple spending, Pennies is a good option. You can set up one-time or recurring budgets and adding expenses can be done in just a few taps. You can also add money you received with a swipe and review your history.


On the Apple Watch, the number of accessible features are pretty impressive: You can add your expenses and income with a tap, add a note from the preset categories, check out your recent activity and delete items if needed. You can even set Glance up with a specific budget. For your daily budget, you can see how much you have left to spend for the day and your total.


It’s Business Time

It’s time to make room for the Apple Watch on your wrist, even if that means leaving your favourite timepiece at home. The convenience of having your to-do list, notes and even a personal translator within arms reach at all times cannot be understated.

Do you use the Apple Watch as part of your working day? Leave your comments below!

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  1. Liat Mordechay Hertanu
    June 2, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Great roundup Sandy, and thanks for including 24me.

    • Sandy Stachowiak
      June 3, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks Liat. I really like the 24me app, especially for the watch - the features are great!

  2. Sandy Stachowiak
    May 26, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Thanks Jackson! I'll definitely check out MobileDay. Anything that helps business people get to those calls and meetings is awesome, especially when the boss is on the line :-)

  3. Jackson Carson
    May 26, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Nice roundup! You should also check out MobileDay to get into conference calls with one tap from your Watch: mobileday.com